I love broderie anglaise and this dress is so pretty.
For reference I am 5 ft 2" and wear a size small.
I should have sized down, especially since I’m finally starting to shed some baby weight but a quick trip to a seamstress will take care of that. It is such a flattering silhouette and the color just screams spring or Easter…like Easter egg but in a good way!
I love this dress but just wish that the bust fit me better, because it’s so beautiful. I might have to just have it fixed, as it’s gorgeous. I normally wear a 2X in smocked and that is what my dress is. Will forsure be wearing for spring/summer, since i haven’t had a chance yet
A little tight in the bust area. I’m obsessed with the dress though
The Odessa is my favorite ivy city dress for sure. I love the color and the fabric. The only thing I would change is the sleeve underneath the flutter sleeve
Would be top 5 dresses for life if it weren't for the visible bust seams!! It fits like a dream, but my bust is at least 3x too large to fit in the stitched area. I'm able to wear it by pulling the neckline down a bit lower than I'm usually comfortable with so that the seams aren't as visible, but have not worn it out of the house yet because of this. The color, the dreamy fabric, the smocked fabric-- everything besides the bust is literally perfect!
I should have stuck to my normal size. Upon wearing it, I realized that the waist will actually stretch out a little. Definitely reordering it.
This dress is beautiful! Such a flattering silhouette, and gorgeous fabric! I sized down one size because of the smocked back, but you could definitely stay true to size as well.
Obsessed with this dress. So cute and feminine. So many compliments and questions on “where did you get that dress?”
Love, love, love!
This is dress is a dream! Love the fabric so much! Hope Ivy does more dresses in this fabric!
This dress is so springy and fun! The detail is so beautiful with the eyelets. Only tricky thing is the bust. I would need to wear a tank under because the bust is a little low and if I pull it up it gapes a bit. But the back is genius with the smocking with the zipper to really conform to your body. I wonder if an xsmall would’ve fit better bust wise but I’m always a small in zipper dresses and xsmall in smocked and this is a small
I was in love with this dress from the moment, i saw it on the page. It’s even better in person but I put it on and I even went down a size and it fit my waist perfect but the bust cups, just didn’t work. I have been really sick health wise and so i missed the return date but will hopefully be able to get it altered. It’s a gorgeous dress
I really wanted to love this dress, because the details and the color were so cute, but the bust seams did not work for me. This is my true to size, the waist and the sleeves were perfect but the bust seams were too small. I know if I were to size up, the dress would be too big then, because with the ballerina I sized up, the bust was fine but the waist was too big and the sleeves were falling off. I’m disappointed in this dress, and am sad because I’ve been waiting a while to get this one. If there were no bust seams, it would’ve been perfect.
I feel like Cinderella and many people have asked me where I got it.
Love it! So gorgeous detail and it shows off the curves
I love it! Even prettier in person! I think it’s perfect year round
The Odessa is probably my favorite ivy city dress. I love the color and the fabric
I also love The bust seams
Got it in the XS and the waist fits much better.
Love this dress, the sleeves are adorable! I went with my typical XS— I’ve gained some weight recently but the smocking in the back makes for a comfortable fit even with a little extra weight, and once I am able to get back to my usual size, it should still fit great! Love that.
Love the Odessa! The sleeve, the fabric and the smocked back are to die for! I was able to size down from my TTS, but I did feel like it made the neckline a little more daring (lol) for the bust cups to line up. The bust cups actually are not my fav, but the eyelet fabric and the sleeve make the dress for me! Such a beautiful dress!
Love love love this dress!! The neckline is literally perfect, the color is perfect, and the sleeves are darling (there’s an elastic cuff underneath the scallops!). I’m typically an XXS small in Ivy dresses, and I’m wearing the XXS in my picture. BUT I will be exchanging it for the XS. It fits well, except I think more breathing room in the waist would be even better. For reference I’m B31 W26, 5’3 110lbs.
100% obsessed. Everything about this dress is a DREAM. The neckline, the sleeves, the color! I wore it to dinner last week and got SO many compliments! It is so flattering, I'm just obsessed. I love that there is elastic on the sleeves which helps keep them up but also gives it some room so you can adjust for torso length, which always seems to be an issue with plus-size dresses!
Such a pretty dress! The eyelet and color are so perfect!! Comfortable smocking in the back as well!
I was so excited about this dress! I immediately tried it on once I got it in the mail! I was so sad to discover how low this dress was in the bust area. If you are busty it may work, but I am not. When I would bend down it would gap and you could see everything. The sleeves come way too far over on the shoulder. I tried everything to cover my G's and nothing worked. The fabric is absolutely beautiful and the back smocking too! However, the bust line and where the sleeves hit on my shoulders weren't going to work for me. I ordered a medium and I don't think getting a small would help in the bust area. This was the first ivy city dress I've had to return. I was so so sad!
This dress is stunning. The eyelet detail is beautiful and the bodice is GORGEOUS! Very true to size, and the smocked back is amazing. Wish every dress had it!! Thanks Ivy city!
I loveeee the Odessa! The eyelet fabric is so so beautiful and yet it’s casual enough that you don’t need a fancy occasion to wear it. It’s just the perfect summer dress in a beautiful shade of blue. Runs TTS.
Love that it has the stretch in the back ! Snugs you in the right places and is so comfortable yet elegant!
The sweetheart neckline and sleeves make this dress a 10!! Love it!
Beautiful dress got it for upcoming family photos ! I got a large I’m 165 pounds depending on a dress I’m between size 10 or 12 ! I just wish hat pockets other than that my son said I look like Cinderella ❤️
Wearing size XL and it fits snug but perfect fit for this style. Can’t wait to see what other colors they make this in. You need this in your closet.
OMG...this is PERFECTION, I looove it, so comfy, nice fabric, great color, the neck line pfffff...to die for, super flattering. I'm beyond happy with this item.
I wish Ivy make more dresses with lower neck line like this one.
Beautiful pale aqua blue color and the fabric is gorgeous. There are elastic cap sleeves under the flutter that seemed very tight and the waist also felt tight despite the back smocking. My waist is 27” and the size chart says up to 27.5” but I think 26.5 would be more comfortable. The bust seams make it hard to fill out for me on top, and more noticeable than a flat bodice. If you have a medium size bust and tiny waist, this will be gorgeous!
I almost slept on this dress and am SO glad I didn't (thank you Mia!!!). This dress is the most flattering, stunning thing ever. Prettiest shade of blue, gorgeous eyelet detail, anddddd the clincher is that smocked panel in the back. It doesn't make the dress stretchier per se but it does make it so that the dress molds exactly to your body. It's so dreamy and so beautiful and I am in love. I'm in a size medium, 5'4".
It’s a great dress! Great fit and color
This dress is soooooo dreamy! I love the eyelet details! It’s why I got the dress! The bust seams just didn’t work for me! I would have to adjust everytime and bending down, I would have to put my hand over my chest. It’s a little too low in the bust for my liking! Sooooo pretty though. Wearing my tts L!
Very pretty and fits true to size. The top is kind of low so you get a little cleavage- at least for me. Wish it was a little higher
This is sustainable clothing. Beautifuly made. I'm a size 6 and size small fit well. Obsessed ❤
Major Cinderella vibes in the Odessa dress! I love the color and the eyelet material(please more eyelet dresses). The smocked back is definitely a more comfortable fit and I was able to stay TTTS. I also appreciate that there are little cup sleeves under the flutter sleeve. But, I will be sending it back because those cup lines are not cooperating and my garment top keeps showing, I tried everything
This is the most BEAUTIFUL dress yet from Ivy City Co. I fell in love with it from the second it dropped on the coming soon page and especially loved the smocked dress (busty ladies rejoice)! In zipper styles my TTS is a large (I wear medium in most smocked and XL in a few zipper styles although L does zip, but I like the comfort of an XL sometimes). The large with the smocking had a little room. Could I have done a medium? Maybe. Am I happy with the large? Absolutely!
It is both comfortable and beautiful. I think the Odessa is a wonderful spin off of the ballerina and I hope Ivy will make more of this style for fall and winter. I am not expecting, but I do feel like the smocking would support a woman and growing bust size very well. I could not rave more about this dress! It will be worn on my 27th birthday next week and often for the rest of summer. I am not joking when I say that the second it delivered, I sent my husband out to get it, ripped the bag open, and tried on. You need this!
Omg this dress is EVERYTHING!! The color is amazing and the eyelet fabric is *chef’s kiss*. I love the smocked back. It makes it very comfortable and still fitted. I went with my TTS large and it fits great! I’m 5’4 and it hits mid calf on me. The shoulders also have elastic in them and I was easily able to breastfeed my son! Such an amazing dress!
In store shopping, definitely in love with all purchases. Thank you, Ivy!
Love this dress. The color is so pretty with the eyelet! The back has some stretch making it even more comfortable! I’m in a S and wear S/M.